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minr of israel. mr. prime minister, welcome. nice to see you. long time no see. what was your reaction when you heard morsi's hateful words? >> well, good evening. i think these are certainly obnoxious expressions. it's certainly raising serious questions about the attitude of this person. i hope that while he's now president of egypt that he will understand the responsibility of this part of his job and the effect that this has on relations between israel and egypt and he has to adjust himself to the realities of the relations that existed for the last 30 years between israel and egypt. >> his statements were ugly, his tone ugly, the words he chose to use anti-semitic and racist, and yet they show a great frustration with the israeli-arab peace, the status of the two-state negotiations. it appears, doesn't it to you, prime minister, that we get further and further away from mid yeast peace with every day, every week, every month, every year that passes? >> nothing that develops -- or that does not develop in the context of the relations between israel and the palestinians justifies wh
for republican senator chuck hagel, fellow republicans have criticized him for views on iraq, iran, and israel. then, the steubenville rape case in ohio. >> we are anonymous. around mid august 2012, a party to present a small town in ohio known as steubenville. [indiscernible] kidnapping and rape of a 15- year-old girl. >> the hacker activist group anonymous has helped expose new details about a horrific high school gang rape case involving football potyers in ohio. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. up to 18 people have been killed in the latest u.s. drone attacks on pakistan's tribal areas. the strikes hit what pakistani officials described as separate compounds belonging to the pakistani taliban in south missouri stan. the taliban commander was reportedly among the dead. the ongoing drone attacks come days after a federal judge ruled the obama administration is under no obligation to publicly disclose their legal justification. the american civil liberties union and the new york times had filed a lawsuit und
, do you believe that israel -- >> translator: sure but i will get to that answer. don't be in such a hurry. >> do you trust. >> not on this i don't. >> the world peace is something almost that's become a profession. peace, peace, piece. >> headline makers. >> if the president didn't know exactly what happened, he sure as hell should have. >> candidates. >> i was the perfect candidate for america. >> what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. >> and more. >> it's ridiculously easy for someone to purchase a gun. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think that it's -- it's unnatural. >> did you wake up this morning and have a quick -- you know? >> well, i probably did. i probably did. >> piers morgan tonight newsmakers starts right now. good evening. one of the great things about my job is every night i get to sit down with movers and shakers. the men and women at the center of the biggest stories of the year, the world leaders, lawmakers, celebrities,
, a country dedicated to israel's extinction. instead he favored direct negotiations, viewpoints not at odds with but to the left of president obama. hagel also supported negotiations with hamas, a u.s.-designated terrorist group, and he said a lot of things criticized as insufficiently supportive of israel, a longtime and strong u.s. ally. in his 2008 book "the much too promised land," middle east analyst aaron david miller quoted hagel saying the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here, but i'm a united states senator. i'm not an israeli senator. hagel supported the pentagon's old don't ask, don't tell policy governing gays in the military, and in 1998 said of president clinton's openly gay nominee to be ambassador of luxembourg, quote, i think it is an inhibiting factor to be gay -- openly, aggressively gay like mr. hormel -- to do an effective job. last month more than 14 years later hagel apologized for those comments. mr. hormel said he was skeptical. let's just say if chuck hagel is nominated, set your tivo for the hearings. # senator lindsey graham is here next on hagel and
of 2012, my conversations with world leaders. the question was do you believe that israel -- >> i will get to that answer please, don't be in such a very. >> you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this at all. >> headline makers. >> this is more important than any election. >> if the president did know what happened, he should have. >> i was the perfect candidate for america. >> what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. >> and more. >> it is ridiculously easy for someone to purchase a gun. >> do you think homosexuality is a san? >> i think it -- it is a natural. >> could you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know? >> what day is it. >> the newsmakers starts now. good evening. one of the great things about my job is i get to sit down with movers and shakers, men and women in the biggest stories of the year. newsmakers, celebrities, and people never expected to find themselves in a spot like. they are all utterly fascinating. tonight you'll hear from some of my favorite guests
antagonistic view against israel. and the criticism. as iran becomes increasingly hostile and gains influence in the region, the worst possible message we could send to our friend israel and the rest of our allies in the middle east is chuck hagel. several democratic senators including dick durbin saying that hagel will be a fine candidate for that job. >> hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war. a person who has a resume' that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he's a serious candidate. if the president chooses to name him. >> chief washington correspondent james rosen has details. what has senator hagel said about israel that has so many people upset. >> in a taped interview with aaron david miller, the diplomate served six secretaries of state and a commentator on the middle east, said, quote, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people on capitol hill. he subsequently said he should have spoken of the israel lobby, but hagel has favored direct talks with iran and at one poi
he thinks of israel then i asked other world leaders what they think about him. >> looking live at new york, home of the united nations. world leaders from 193 countries are gathering for the annual meeting of the general assembly. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the meeting. he had blistering words for israel today. you have been condemned for vociferously in america for a comment that you are said to have made that you want israel to be wiped off the map. wiped off the face of the earth. there have been many interpretations of what you said. you disputed the meaning that was then translated from the original farsi. let me give you the opportunity to say exactly what you did say and say exactly what you did mean. >> translator: we have been condemned in the united states for many things. for having deposed a dictator with a revolution. very having sought free elections. for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely. and for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region, for having stood up against saddam hussein. who enjoyed
, his answers were fascinating. i asked what he thought of israel, and then i asked other leaders what they thought about him. looking live at new york city, home of the united nations. world leaders from 93 countries are gathering for a meeting. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the meeting, with blistering words. >> you have been condemned strongly in america for a comment you are said to have made that you wanted israel to be wiped off the map. wiped off the face of the earth. there would be many different interpretations of what you said. you have disputed the meaning that was then translated from the original farsi. let me give you this opportunity to say exactly what you did say, and to say exactly what you did mean. >> we have been condemned in the united states for many things. for having deposed a dictator with the revolution. for having sought freedom and free elections. for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely. in -- for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region. for having stood up against saddam hussein who enjoye
on israel are a hot topic. >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. whoever that is, i think will be given a thorough vetting and if hagel is nominated he will be subjected to the same kinds of review of his credentials as anyone else. >> this is in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. i don't know what his management experience is regarding pentagon little if any. so i think its controversial choice. >> jamie: would hagel survive a senate hearing? let's bring in ron bongene and margie o'meara. great to see both of you. it seems like both sides of the aisle agree that senator hagel can get a fair hearing but why is he best choice from democrats point of view? >> i think it's a strong choice from a really united american point of view. he earned two purple hearts. he is a republican senator who has not been part of the partisan bickering that people have grown to hate here. he ha
to the israel lobby, he has come under fire from the left, or some -- anti-gay comments, perceived that way by a lot of people. does that make a potential confirmation battle even more difficult for him. >> you are killed by a thousand cuts, politically, or businesswise. obviously, you pointed out two or three cuts, if there will be more, it will be difficult. it will be a difficult nomination to be confirmed. but we will have to wait and see. i can't predict, as i said. but obviously, it will be probably some people say, tough going. >> he has a reputation, correct me if i am wrong, as an iconoclast. some have said the controversial comments may be him pushing the envelope of outside-the-box thinking. is that a rationalization for the comments he has made? >> probably so. you have to remember he is a combat veteran. he was in the reagan cabinet. he was a deputy secretary of veterans afairks i believe. he -- affairs, i believe. he has been a two-term senator. served on the intelligence committee with me. he served on the banking committee. he has been around. he understands the system. will
syria's president is losing his grip on power there. still ahead -- a big election in israel and what is at stake. first, is the housing crisis finally over here in the u.s.? we will look at what the numbers say. ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. living with moderate to semeans living with pain.is it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimum, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor sh
: crews are taking stems to protect six and a half ache israel of new grass on the mall and barricades are going up all over the city. >> that's a celebration of america, the democratic process. whatever pain occurs with that is part of what goes with that. >> reporter: during the inauguration ceremony, beyonci will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson will performing and james taylor will singamerica the beautiful >>> the fox 5 morning team kicks off the coverage bright and early at 4:00 a.m. >>> inauguration day can be a cold one. let's see what we can expect. >> we'll get a break over the weekend but check out the inaugural forecast. we have it for you here and we are expecting temperatures to drop at 8:00 in the morning 30rbgs degrees by the time the swearing in happens, about 37. you notice a breeze and maybe some snow showers for parade time. we'll bottom out about 36 degrees. >> skipping the scanners. new security changes at the airport. >>> then blaming the batteries. why a faulty leak may be to blame for grounding dozens of dream liners. lindsey, what's up? >> nats gm rizz
, and that they are very much worried about one fundamental fact. israel has never been as disliked and as isolated historically as it is today. and i think that has sunk in. and i think that's hurt netanyahu, and it gives obama a unique chance. >> for our viewers, by the way, that don't know the israeli elections yesterday, netanyahu will remain prime minister, but he's going to have to actually create a government with a more centrist party, right? >> a government -- >> that's going to demand negotiations with the palestinians. >> that's right. and you know, i don't expect that we'll have a breakthrough to comprehensive peace so quickly. but it is quite conceivable that the united states, supported by the europeans and most of the world, actually, might be able to fashion an agreement which would be provisionally accepted, both by the israelis and the palestinians, with hamas staying away, objecting, and with the israeli right wing objecting. but there would been an agreement and then the implementati implementation. >> might it not be possible -- i mean, you know so much about this that netanyah
overseas where israel made a rare military strike against one of its neighbors, syria. here is abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with more. >> reporter: officials say truck loads of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then headed for lebanon. officials say inside those trucks were sa-17s, those are very capable, mobile, radar-guided surface-to-air missiles. israeli war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hands on them. the building where the trucks were loading or departing was hit. hezbollah is a sworn enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten those missiles it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se. it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> i think that's important because early reports sort of were, were suggesting that perhaps i had real was getting involved in the
in israel. meet an elite israeli commando unit whose job it is to take out the bad guys. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. jon: israel seeing a rise in islamic extremism along its border with the sinai peninsula of egypt. ever since the revolution in that country. our leland vittert got to go along with an elite israeli commando unit whose job it is to deal with those extremists. he joins us live from jerusalem. >> reporter: jon, it is certainly a growing problem. these guys have no shortage of business there along the border and we're finding al qaeda syndicate groups, militants out of gaza, jihadists are not only using the lawlessness in the sinai peninsula to regroup, rearm, and train but also to launch attacks against israel. seen in surveillance video, militants and smugglers us
, israel's military on high alert, after launching an air strike in syria. targeting surface to air missiles that were apparently being sent on trucks to the military group hezbollah in lebanon. the attack appears to confirm fears that the chaotic civil war has left that country's supply of sophisticated weapons vulnerable. russia called israel's attack unacceptable. >>> and defense secretary nominee chuck hagel sure to face tough questions during his first day of confirmation in the senate. he is not specifically pro-israel and wouldn't be tough enough on iran. >>> and a developing story in arizona. a man wanted for opening fire inside a phoenix office building, killing a ceo in the process, is on the run at this hour. police say 70-year-old arthur harmon shot the top executive of a call center agency that he was suing. two others were wounded. harmon fled in a white rental car. police say he is armed and dangerous. >>> and this morning, walmart has announced it will begin limiting sales of ammunition to three boxes per day per customer. new worries about gun control laws have led
obama now major defense secretary, is facing gop critics let challenged the past comments on israel, iran and nuclear weapons. the former to term senator from nebraska is the law with is a senate armed service committee hearing. today, that could be crucial in determining whether he will win senate confirmation to succeed secretary defense leon panetta. if confirmed, hagel , who is decorated veteran combat veteran, will be the first enlisted man in the first did not better to serve as defense secretary. >> 101 northbound and 3:00 hour this morning had a big return to work. if there is still one lane shutdown. traffic is backed at the guadalupe parkway with decidedly backed up. for rigid left lane is not just of this >> it is backed up all with the lawrence expressway. >> this is the location of the problem. we only have 2 lanes open before in the last 10 minutes they have added an extra lane northbound. there are three lanes open. the right lane however, remains shut down. when i spoke with caltrans they were still optimistic that they would get an open during the commute this morni
will be allowed into the gaza strip as long as the relative quiet along the border holds. it's israel's first key concession of a cease-fire made last month. >>> the food and drug administration has approved the first new tuberculosis drug in more than four decades. it's for use with older drugs to fight a hard to treat strain of tuberculosis that has not responded to other medications. >>> members of the motion picture academy has an extra day to vote for oscar nominations. problems with the new electronic oscar voting system, like forgetting passwords, might cause low turnout for nominations. >>> looking back at 2012, there's one milestone we want to mention. considering the general dissatisfaction americans feel for air travel, despite the cost and the sheer hassle, the fact is 2012 is in the record books as the safest year for air travel ever. not just in this country, around the world. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the numbers speak volumes. every day worldwide, there are 93,000 commercial airline flights. 3 billion passengers a year. and yet not a single fatal commercial airline
ex office. jon: israel seeing a rise in islamic extremism along its border with the sinai peninsula of egypt. ever since the revolution in that country. our leland vittert got to go along with an elite israeli commando unit whose job it is to deal with those extremists. he joins us live from jerusalem. >> reporter: jon, it is certainly a growing problem. these guys have no shortage of business there along the border and we're finding al qaeda syndicate groups, militants out of gaza, jihadists are not only using the lawlessness in the sinai peninsula to regroup, rearm, and train but also to launch attacks against israel. seen in surveillance video, militants and smugglers use everything from camel trains to fence ramming jeeps as we move weapons from egypt to israel. the organizations coming here are an army. we are ready for them as if we were going out to war, explains the unit commander of israel's border police commando unit. a rapid reaction force, seen here training to keep the growing number of al qaeda fighters, jihadists and other militants taking over egypt's sinai peninsula from co
fighting in israel and gaza. to the deadly 9/11 attack in libya. >> it is tragic that he died because it is a city he helped to save. >> now at 6:00, in through knobs in the showdown over the fiscal cliff. >> i'm kris van cleave, house g.o.p. lead rers meeting now. will they come up with an answer to the senate bill? we'll find out. >> same-sex couples say i do in maryland. but that is not only the change you can expect in 2013. >> are changes in store for our weather in 2013. steve rudin updates his full forecast now at 6:00. >> this is abc 7 breaking news. >> house republicans are meeting again at this hour -- the struggles in the house. but tonight's top republican leaders say they don't support the bill that is on the table and right now those house republican leaders meeting on the bill. this could be the first day where we could see taxes go up and big deep spending cuts kick in. >> a showdown between democrats and republicans come hours after the senate votes on the measure. >>
on israel. at one point, criticizing what he called thelobby. today, he took that comment back. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. and i regret it. >> reporter: and hagel seemed to get confused about iran, which he called an elected, legitimate government, stating president obama's position on pursuit of nuclear weapons. hagel is likely to be confirmed, but even supporters acknowledge he didn't have a familiarly strong performance today, saying that he still needs to learn more about the pentagon, telling the committee, quote, if confirmed, i intend to know a lot more than i do. those were his exact words, diane. >> it was a bruising day. thank you so much, jonathan karl. >>> and, in alabama tonight, law enforcement officials are searching for enough wisdom to prevent a tragedy. a standoff is under way, a frightened 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. his captor has a gun. so, what should police do next? abc's gio benitez is there. >> reporter: just beyond that line of trees, a 5-year-old boy named ethan is spending his third terrifying day in captivity. do
ally even though it is egypt and egypt and israel have always had a tenuous relationship. now the guy in charge in egypt is this morsi character. he's the president. he used to head up muslim brotherhood, which hates israel and, in fact, they want to teach the kids to hate the jews and he's said of the united states that barak obama is a liar. we're giving the united states 20 of these f-16s. is that a good idea? hannity last night had a fighter pilot on who showed just what a lethal machine this is and now egypt has got 20 of them coming. >> it's equipped with a internally mounted 20-millimeter bulk and can infant this is the size of a 20-millimeter shell and it can fire these shells at the rate of 100 rounds per minute. in addition to being effective air combat mission, the f-16 can deliver a pretty good knockout punch to a target on the ground because it can carry a pretty hefty load of ordinance on pylons underneath the wings. this pylon on our aircraft here, there is provisions for another pylon on either side of this one and on these three pylons under each woo wing, the aircraf
? >> that is my understanding. we have given a good deal of military and economic aid to israel. since they signed a peace deal with anwr sadat, we give $1.3 annually. the reason we have given it to them, a wikileaks cable came out in 2009 saying this is a down payment on peace with israel, and the egyptian regime, whether it was sadat, mubarak and now morsi, i think sees this as money that's necessary in order for them to keep the peace. does it make it right? and i don't agree with giving them this military hardware. but i think that's the reason why this money keeps flowing to the egyptian regime, which is now underred hands of the muslim -- under the hands of the muslim brotherhood. >>gretchen: arguably it is a different regime. you could argue mubarak a dictator but he did keep the peace with israel. do you argue this hardware should be going there now? >> no, i do not. this is a new regime. we should revisit the rules. all our aid has been contingent on progress from freedom of expression, freedom of religion. due process under the law. secretary clinton waived that so this could go to this
had set up three tents and a mobil building on friday to stop israel from seizing parts of their land. the demonstrators named their site bab al-karama. the activists said they tore up the order in the faces of its release soldiers. the in camera was raided and dismantle by its release soldiers earlier today. another palestinian encampment was removed earlier this month. rebels in colombia have announced an end to a two-month unilateral ceasefire declared peace talks with the government. revolutionary armed forces, or fork, said they would have extended the truce had the government and willing to sign an accord. a columbia rejected the pact saying farc did its ceasefire pledges multiple times. military attacks against the far can continue even after rebels and the colombian government began meeting for peace talks in cuba late last year. back in the u.s., the interior department has again delayed a regulation that would require the disclosure of chemicals used in the oil drilling process of hydraulic fracturing known as fracking. it is the second time the rule's implementation has bee
a strong relationship with egypt and its government has stood by its peace treaty, crucially with israel. skeptics would add to that for now. >> across the region, concerns about the effects of the arab spring. >> yeah. pretty much every country that has gone through these uprisings is a case of uncertainty at best. outright chaos at worst. outside of the civil war in syria the main concern right now is north africa. libya, algeria where we had the recent hostage taking and deaths of americans. mali where the french are fighting islamist extremists. according to professor burns, this sort of instability could go on for a very long time. >> it may be we don't see the future map of the middle east. it doesn't reveal itself for another 10 or 20 years. this this is so deeply rooted. >> chaos possibly for many years to come. the one thing we know for sure is that terrorists and extremists love chaos. >> that's true. jonathan, thank you. well, online dating doesn't always work out. the woman who says match.com, matched her with a man who stabbed her 10 times and kicked her in the head. mary k.
hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel, who has been accused of being hostile to israel and soft on iran, have come out swinging, telling a nebraska newspaper there is not a shred of evidence he's anti-israeli. and president obama says he's the right man with the right background for the job. >> he would be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries who have been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> he received two purple hearts and president obama says his defense nominee is the leader u.s. troops deserve. >>> also, the president moved to fill one other key national security position, nominating john brennan to be the next head of the cia. brennan spent 25 years at the intelligence agency. his name was floated for director at the start of president obama's first term in fact, but brennan withdrew when critics linked him to harsh interrogation techniques used by the cia when george w. bush was in office. >>> also, it was back to work monday for secretary of state hillary clinton and h
of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense for the state of israel in the nations history. he has said you should negotiate with iran. sanctions will not work. israel should negotiate with hamas. he also is one of 12 senators who refused to sign a letter with the european union to designate hezbollah as a terrorist organization. he has severed his ties with the republican party. this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. i do not know what his management experience is regarding the pentagon. it is a controversial choice. the second term of obama will be an in-your-face term. i will not talk to you about the debt ceiling. here is my secretary of defense nominee. >> senator graham on cnn yesterday. the headline in "the wall str eet ounjournal." -- --"ysusa today" here is an ad in "the washington post" -- what do you think about spending and whether it should be tied to a debt limit increase? that is our question for you this morning. john, california, republican. caller: the debt ceiling should be frozen. c-span and any other public speaker on the airways should ma
not get involved with iran despite israel. he said that is the legacy that he wants, that we would stop violence from happening without going in and stop creating our own violence in those places. so that's one area that's a point of controversy with republicans. how aggressive we get in defense of israel. host: the resources of defense secretary and secretary of state speech to that? guest: people say that his secretary of defense choice speaks to that. now i think both people will be confirmed. john kerry is certainly someone who the senator coley? of a lot more than secretary rice, the u.n. secretary wh o was very controversial. senator john kerry is much beloved by everybody and capitol hill and even john mccain said he would endorse him. so that will go through without controversy. i think both of these men will be confirmed previously. but people don't think the secretary of defense choice is a signal maybe we will not be as aggressive as some with light in defending israel. host: that is chuck hagel. minimum wage, you expect such issues to come up? guest: first, one of the things
and israel and the implications of the embargo on u.k. policy. this is about one hour 10 minutes. >> foreign secretary, may we welcome you to export controls once again. foreign secretary, i am going to start with a question on the foreign arms aid treaty which i gave advance notice in the debate last week. in the debate, i stated the principle of consensus while maybe helpful in getting negotiations under way, that does not always proved to be the case. the principle consensus is not getting talks under way at all. in the context of the arms trade treaty, the history of consensus is that it is the kiss of death if one is trying to reach an agreement on a big multilateral, multi national agreement. we would not have the land mines convention, we would not have the class of ammunitions convention and so on. the question i would like to put to you is this. if the march negotiations failed -- if they fail and you told us they would be governed by the consensus principle, what the british government be willing to state that in order to achieve an arms trade treaty, although we may not be able to
enemies, people who want to wipe israel and us off the map, so we give them the method to wipe them out? what's the big deal? we're putting ourselves in jeopardy when we're sending jets and tanks to a man who a leader whose only two enemies he he said in the past are israel and the united states are resupplying our enemies with the means to fight us. the founder and president of the amaker islamic forum and philosophy. thanks for being on the show. >> thanks, clayton for having me. >> if you listen to the congressman. he makes it sound as if egypt is our sworn enemy right now. is that the case? and, if so, why are we sending them the numbers i see 16 f-16s and 200 abraham's tanks by the end of the year? >> >> it's pretty horrifying clayton that we are doing. this and goes beyond the weaponry this is about supporting ideology sworn against the united states, against the west, against secularism, against liberty and free systems muslim brotherhood hatched every muslim group in the middle east. mali being taken over by al qaeda, algeria and northern africa we see the spread of radical isla
mounted a vigorous defense and hagel says his record on israel, iran and gays in the military has been distorted and the senate armed services committee, kelly ayotte says what worries her most is the reaction from iran. >> what i want to make sure is that iran is actually not hopeful, but they're fearful, as r ult of our nominee from the secretary of perspective. >> former chairman of joint chiefs and secretary of state colin powell gave his backing to hagel today then though then senator hagel was one of the largest critics of the iraq war, a war that powell helped sell to the american people. and hagel later tried to stop the surge in iraq, calling it the biggest foreign policy blunder since vietnam. >> superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans and families. >> reporter: the president is gearing up for a fight on three key issues, gun control, budget cuts and ill grayinmmigr reforms. and he's like i to get with marco rubio creating a path to citizenship for the current 12 million illegal immi
but i'll have the congressman speak for himself. this is steve israel, congressman from new york. and the chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. why you've seen him a lot on cnn, in charge of electing democrats in the last cycle and this coming cycle as well. let's answer the question that deb just asked, which is, tell us what the vice president told you all. >> well, he was evangelical, converting a bunch of skeptics. i think he's persuaded our caucus that there are pieces of this deal that everybody can dislike. but going off this cliff is something that no one can accept. and while everybody would prefer improvements, nobody can get the deal that he got. and that the president got. so we're at a moment of truth. we have to get this done. and he let the caucus feeling that we need to get this done. >> reporter: now, again, you're talking about the democratic vice president talking to a group of democrats, happened to be evangelical talking to a group of skeptics. >> there were a few members who have concerns about pieces of this. as the vice president sai
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